'In the post independence period, the
basic problems of the common people have became severe. Snehalaya dared to find
solutions to few intense problems
related with women and children without waiting and asking for any government aid. The
solutions were based on the
participation & help of common people. These grass
root social initiatives of Snehalaya will be the foundation of selfless work
culture in India in the near future; commented Mr Anil Rathod, MLA, Ahmednagar. He emphasized that work done by Snehalaya in the
last 26 years has given a new & promising identity to Ahmednagar.
A new rehabilitation
centre with all basic amenities will be built in collaboration with JKN Metals
in Snehalaya’s Himmatgram. This will be a special residential facility for HIV
positive patients & for the children above 18 years of age who are not
eligible for stay in childcare homes .The foundation stone for this centre was
laid on the auspicious day of ‘Ashadhi Ekadashi’. This centre will be built on
the land situated at Isalak, opposite Himmatgram. The foundation was laid by
eminent personalities like Mr.Anil Rathod (MLA), Dr.Ujwal Bhatacharjee (Director
HR, JKN Metal) & Mr.Rahul Kale (Plant Manager, JKN Metal, Ahmednagar). Many
eminent personalities like Mr. Sangram Kadam (JKN Metal’s CSR co-ordinator),
Mr.Devendra Akolkar, Mr.Subhash Kabadi, Shrimati. Anshu Gupta, Mr.Milind Jape
(Head, Ahmednagar Workers Association), B.A. Nirmal, V.N.Mache, Sanjay Gerange
(Sarpanch, Village Isalak), Manda Pol (Trustee, Snehalaya), Feroz Tambatkar,
Billi Nagarwala, were present on this occasion.
In his speech, Mr.
Anil Rathod said, “In Snehalaya, people of different caste & religion leave
their personal interests & politics aside to work sincerely for the
betterment of the society. This results in a healthy social atmosphere in
Nagar. Snehalaya has succeeded in changing the view of the society towards poor
families, children & women living in slums & women facing atrocities.
It has also created awareness in these members of the society to understand
their problems more clearly. Snehalaya has made a unique contribution in the
progress of Ahmednagar.”
informed that JKN Group of industries has always lent a helping hand to many
social causes in the last 250 years.